Astrophysics:  Minor Requirements

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Letter Grade Policy: ALL courses for the minor MUST be taken for a letter grade.

INTRODUCTORY REQUIREMENTS: 

Calculus:  MATH 19A + 19B OR MATH 20A + 20B

Advanced Calculus:  MATH 23A

Physics:  PHYS 5A/L + 5B/M + 5C/N + 5D OR PHYS 6A/L + 6B/M + 6C/N + 5D

Astronomy:  TWO of the following...
ASTR 12 Stars and Stellar Evolution
ASTR 13 Galaxies, Cosmology, and High Energy Astrophysics
ASTR 15 Dead Stars and Black Holes
ASTR 16 Astrobiology: Life in the Universe
ASTR 18 Planets and Planetary Systems

ADVANCED REQUIREMENTS:  5 total

Modern Physics: PHYS 102 

Electives:  FOUR ** from the following:
ASTR 111 Order of Magnitude Astrophysics
ASTR 112 Physics of Stars
ASTR 113 Physical Cosmology
ASTR 117 High Energy Astrophysics
ASTR 118 Physics of Planetary Systems
ASTR 119 Introduction to Scientific Computing
PHYS 129 Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics
PHYS 171 General Relativity, Black Holes, & Cosmology

**Per campus policy, students must complete 25-unit of upper-division coursework to complete a minor.